Michael Naguib to Host NOVA “Innovation Café”

Innovation CaféNanomaterials Group member Michael Naguib will host a NOVA Making Stuff: Faster “Innovation Café” on Wednesday, October 2 at World Café Live.

Charging Your Phone in Two Minutes or Less:  Unlocking the Potential of the Two-Dimensional World

A NOVA Making Stuff: Faster “Innovation Café”

Michael Naguib
Drexel University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6 PM
World Café Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The form and structure of atomically thin two-dimensional materials are significantly different from their three-dimensional counterparts, causing two-dimensional materials to behave in unique and unfamiliar ways that have the potential to push the limits of technology and materials science. This talk will present the world of two-dimensional materials, looking specifically at a large new family of 2-D transition metal carbides and carbonitrides, called “MXenes,” recently discovered by Drexel University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and several new possible avenues for practical applications of MXenes, including faster battery charging.

This café is presented as part of the University of Pennsylvania Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Science Café series in conjunction with NOVA’s new season of Making Stuff: Colder, Faster, Safer & Wilder scheduled for broadcast on local PBS stations October 16, 23, 30 and November 6th.

The program is free and open to the public. Tickets/reservations are not required.

Michael Naguib to Host NOVA “Innovation Café”